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One Year Ago

Each year, the Canal Days Committee doles out the proceeds from the festival. This year, $6,000 was earmarked for something a little different – a 9-hole disc golf course at Leisure Park. According to Canal Days Coordinator Diane Sterling, disc golf is very popular with 6,600 courses in the U.S.


25 Years Ago – 1988


Franklin Elementary students recently held a Christmas card sale. Winning prizes were Michael Coil, Echo Ralston, Phil Schurger, Jessica Brown, Matt Copus and Amy Alford. Schurger, Brown, Copus and Alford won bicycles in a drawing of students who sold $25 or more of merchandise. Coil and Ralston sold $500 worth of merchandise and received scooters donated by the Scott Card Company.

The Jefferson Lady Wildcats took to the road Thursday evening to face the Paulding Panthers in what would eventually turn out to be a 60-37 rout by the Wildcats over the Panthers. Leading scorer for the Wildcats was Cheryl Kortokrax with 25 points. Kim Carmean added 11, Laura Ann Renollet’s 12 points led the Panthers.

Jim Schimmoeller and Ken Miller of Fort Jennings American Legion Post 715 presented a $500 check to Chief of Ottoville Emergency Medical Services Carol Hilvers and Mary Lou Miller. Hilvers and Miller are advanced medical technicians with the Ottoville squad. The money was made from an annual breakfast sponsored by the Legion for the benefit of Ottoville EMS.

50 Years Ago – 1963

Phi Delta Sorority members were entertained at a Holly Wreath party Monday evening in the home of Mrs. William DeWeese. Blanche Markley, interior decorator, was the guest speaker. The sorority will hold its annual Charity Ball Dec. 28 at the Knights of Columbus club rooms. Election of officers will take place at the next meeting, slated for Jan. 6 at the home of Mrs. Milton Colburn.

Richard Wurst, Leo Brickner and Leo Heitmeyer of the Ottoville Feed Mill and Hatchery, have completed a special Provico Dealer training program, and were presented a certificate of achievement for their participation. The program was divided into five sessions on poultry, dairy and swine feeds as well as all types of specialty feeds.

Fort Jennings Catholic Ladies of Columbia held its annual Christmas party this week with a potluck supper at Memorial Hall. Mrs. Edmond Weiging conducted a brief business session after which games were played. A Christmas program, “The Crib” was presented with Mrs. Leonard Elwer narrating.

75 Years Ago – 1938

Installation of the newly-elected officers of the ladies branch of the C.K. of A. was made at the monthly meeting held Thursday evening in the K. of C. rooms. The following will serve during the ensuing year: Dr. J. L. Sassen, spiritual director; Mrs. E. H. Wahmhoff, president; Elizabeth Wahmhoff, vice president; Mrs. Syl. G. Grothouse, recording secretary; Mrs. A. H. Brendle, financial secretary; Mrs. John McRedmond, treasurer; Mrs. Tony Van Autreve, escort; Mrs. Frank Kalt, sentry; Mrs. Syl Hotz, social president; Anna Bockey, trustee for three years; Mrs. Philip Stummer, trustee for two years; Mrs. E. D. Hotz, trustee for one year; and Mrs. Joseph Ott, pianist.

All is in readiness for the Christmas week broadcasts which will be presented in the business district starting on Saturday night under the sponsorship of the Delphos Civic Club. The broadcasting system furnished by C. E. Fox, was tested Thursday and music could be heard in the business district. The program Monday night will be composed of selections from the Jefferson High School orchestra and the St. John’s Children’s Christmas Chorus.

Helen’s Girls class of the Presbyterian Church held their Christmas meeting Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Pleas Moorman, South Main Street. The Christmas lesson was read by Mary Jane Meads. Eunice Myers presented a reading. Margaret Gudakunst entertained with a monologue.

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